Big Data in Biology and Medicine

Acta Naturae, 2013
O. Trifonova, V. Il’in, E. Kolker and A. Lisitsa

The task of extracting new knowledge from large data sets is designated by the term “Big Data.” To put it simply, the Big Data phenomenon is when the results of your experiments cannot be imported into an Excel file. Estimated, the volume of Twitter chats throughout a year is several orders of magnitude larger than the volume of a person’s memory accumulated during his/her entire life. As compared to Twitter, all the data on human genomes constitute a negligibly small value. The problem of converting data sets into knowledge brought up by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in 2013 is the primary area of interest of the Data-Enabled Life Sciences Alliance.